iOS app Android app

Teasing

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

Brent Almond | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

My instinct was to defend and protect my cub, to nip the lies in the bud and reinforce them with truth. However, I realized that I'd been granted a rare glimpse into my child's daily life -- and that 99% of these situations will take place when I'm not around.

You Are Never Too Old for Prom

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Nicholas Ferroni

In a previous blog, I shared a story about Brittany Mason, a model and former Miss Indiana, who was so bullied and terrorized as a teen, that she ne...

Grownup Bullying and Monster Moms

Sue Scheff | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

Keep in mind parents, children watch and imitate your behavior -- offline and on. It is not about telling them what to do, but about showing them with your own actions. Be conscious of your words, your keystrokes, and your conversations.

#iCANHELP Delete Negativity on Social Media: A Wave of Positive Warriors to Combat Bullying and Cyberbullying

Sue Scheff | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Sue Scheff

At Excelsior Middle School in Byron, California, a fake Facebook page was created to poke fun at a teacher. This act of deception and meanness prompted a reaction that has brought together students and teachers for a common cause by creating kindness through positive messages.

NFL Bullying Culture Sets Poor Example

George White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
George White

Last week's Halloween, the last day in the month of October also happens to be the last day of National Bullying Prevention Month. Coincidentally, last week's nationally-televised NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals served as a fitting stage for this issue which is gaining heightened awareness.

Family Members: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at the Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes, there's friction between family members and nursing home staff. Sometimes, complaints are warranted and must be registered. But other times, as long as no harm is being done and the resident isn't complaining, it's best for the family to avoid protesting.

Why We Made a Video About a Boy in a Dress

Naseem Khuri | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Naseem Khuri

It's hard as hell -- for him wanting to fit in, for his parents (and me) wanting to protect him -- but conforming to the ignorant expectations of others sets a scary precedent at such an early age.

Teased About Your Looks? Bullying That Goes Under the Radar

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

How do we distinguish the angst and insecurities felt by most teenagers from the pain resulting from bullying? Does all teasing between kids warrant prohibition, or is there room for some joking and fooling around? When things clearly go too far, who should intervene?

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.

The Little Paw

Stacey Forman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Stacey Forman

Knowing tough moments will become more often in the future is difficult, but for now, I'm focusing on the present. I'm enjoying the innocence.

Bully or Best Friend?

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 11.29.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

In real life, your child's tormentor might be a 6-year-old girl sporting dimples and a laugh that peals like a church bell. And your child might not flee from her, but instead run into her arms for a hug, ready to play, hoping every time that it won't devolve into intimidation and hurt feelings.

Baby Names for Foreign Parents

Hulya Aksu | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hulya Aksu

My son is competitive, and he is certainly touchier than my daughter when it comes to criticism. He's identical to me. I wonder if the fight for his name is the source of his ambition. It certainly had something to do with mine.

Taunting the School Bus Monitor: Do the Consequences Fit the Crime?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Although Karen Klein agrees with the punishment doled out to the boys who bullied her, as a psychologist, I have some very different thoughts about the consequences.

Deconstructing Romney's 'Bullygate': The Science of Pranks

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner | Posted 07.14.2012 | Comedy
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner

How can you tell when a prank has gone too far and strayed into bullying territory? Are high jinks and teasing just a natural, innocuous part of life, or can poking fun at others do real, lasting harm?

Middle School, Bully and What We Should Do Now

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Several parts of this documentary made me bristle with fury. I felt both protective of these helpless victims and angry that the adults in charge were mostly dismissive.

Why Do Women Bully Other Women in the Workplace?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I've seen it. I've experienced it and dear God I certainly hope that I haven't been guilty of it. Now, though, I feel validated in my observations and...

Why One Mother Hates the School Bus Ride

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The school bus is one of the places that kids get teased the most and I believe that this is partly due to the older kids having so much unsupervised access to the younger kids.

How To Guarantee Your Children Won't Be Teased! (Hint: Don't Have Any.)

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Of all the reasons I've heard from people who oppose same-sex parenting, perhaps the most oft-repeated is that the child who will endure teasing about the comparative oddity of her family. As one person recently asked, "Did you ever think about the needs of the child?"

When Your Child is the Bully

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2011 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Bullying is a particularly vexing characteristic to correct because we often don't see it -- or, we don't want to see it. No one wants to believe their own child can be mean.

Middle school is tough on friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we're in middle school. This new charter school opened u...

It Gets Better, Starting in Elementary School

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

And, so it was, that on a sun-soaked summer afternoon, 200 Nettelhorst families -- both gay and straight -- marched in the parade; in fact, we led it.

Growing Up Without Bullying

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

How did that myth that "bullying is just a normal rite of passage" find roots? How did the idea that bullying is somehow justifiable gain purchase?

Welcoming Schools Guide Teaches Tolerance

Ellen Kahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Kahn

As educational systems adopt programs like Welcoming Schools, it will impact a generation of kids who'll know it's OK that a 10-year-old boy wants to wear pink, or a classmate has two dads.